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GPS records show deputies responded to Arnold’s home, no official report filed

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Channel 4 News has obtained new records that show exactly how long two Rutherford County deputies spent at the home of Sheriff Robert Arnold, even though no officials reports were filed.

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department told Channel 4 there were no reports written, no dispatch records and no phone records of an alleged domestic incident that prompted two deputies to respond to Arnold’s home last week.

However, there is a record because the deputies’ cars are equipped with GPS units.

After an open records request, Channel 4 News determined the amount of time two deputies spent responding to an apparent domestic incident at Arnold’s home on Labor Day.

Channel 4 News plotted the coordinates of Deputy James Vanderveer and Sgt. Todd Hamilton, who were both on duty on the night of Sept. 5.

The GPS records in both of the deputies cars lead to the Osborne Lane home of Arnold.

Vanderveer arrived at the sheriff’s home first at 8:41 p.m. and left at 9:50 p.m., spending about one hour and eight minutes at the scene.

Hammond arrived at 9:17 p.m. and left at 9:50 p.m., spending about 32 minutes there.

The GPS coordinates tell us who and when were at the scene, but no one knows a lot of the whys.

  • Why did the sheriff’s own deputies respond to the alleged domestic incident instead of the Murfreesboro Police? Arnold’s home is within the Murfreesboro city limits.
  • Why didn’t the deputies write a report? They are required to make a report for a domestic call, according to the sheriff department’s policy.

Those are the issues the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is asking, at the request of District Attorney General Jennings Jones.

Arnold hasn’t been charged with anything and he isn’t talking.

Vanderveer currently lives at the sheriff’s house. Arnold and Vanderveer are cousins.

It wouldn’t be unusual for Vanderveer’s patrol car to be at the home, except the deputy was on duty that night, so he would have been patrolling or responding to other calls, not responding to an issue at his boss’ house.

James Vanderveer’s dad is John Vanderveer, a co-owner of JailCigs, the company that federal prosecutors said secretly funneled thousands of dollars in profits to Arnold.

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